Northern Territory Council of Social Service

Directory

A directory for the general public and workers to access up-to-date listing of community sector social services available in the Northern Territory.

Region Serviced
Disability Accessible
Fees
Interpreter services available
Aboriginal Controlled Organisation
NDIS Registered
Eligibility criteria
Age
Disability
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander
Gender
Referrals

Community Development Employment Program(CDEP)

The program provides unemployed indigenous adults andyoung people 15 years old or over with employment placement and skills acquisition including accredited training and links to apprenticeships and traineeships. Employment projects and activities are chosen by local indigenous communities or distinct groups of indigenous people within a community. The training wage received by participants is equivalent to the appropriateunemployment benefit.

 

Community Night Patrol

Night Patrol and Remote Area Night Patrol work together with the police to provide a culturally aware program that works to prevent incidents of violence in Katherine township and remote communities.

A training component is available.

Delivered Meals (HACC) (Meals on Wheels)

A hot or ready-to-heat subsidised midday meal is delivered at low cost to those who would otherwise be nutritionally at risk, including the frail aged and people with disabilities.

 

General Store

A general store selling household items is available for thecommunity.

 

Kalano Community Association

Provides housing, social security and municipal services for Aboriginal residents of the Kalano, Rockhole & Geyulkgan communities. Association programs include building & construction and farming activities.

 

Money Management

Provides information and support for individuals and families who are experiencing debt problems. Advice on debt management, negotiating with creditors and budgeting is provided. Information on bankruptcy, credit laws and government assistance is also available.

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Migration Support Services

As part of the world-wide Red Cross tracing network, Red Cross tracing in the Northern Territory re-establishes contact between relatives separated as a result of war, conflict or international disaster. Various free-of-charge services are offered, including tracing, the Red Cross message service, family reunion, health & welfare reports and related services. Support is provided to people seeking asylum and living in the Northern Territory while they are awaiting determination of a claim for protection.

Emergency relief is available for any migrant experiencing a crisis, in the form of casework, limited financial assistance and in-kind support. Red Cross provides support and assistance to people who have been trafficked, or who have experienced forced marriage, through the Support to Trafficked People Program. Red Cross also conducts monitoring visits to immigration detention centres in Australia and offshore.

Communities for Children Program

Enables the establishment of community committees in both Palmerston and Tiwi Islands. The committees then allocate funding to a number of local programs to support families and children.

Disaster Response

Operation of the National Registration & Inquiry System

(NRIS) allows concerned relatives to track family members who find themselves caught up in disasters. Australian Red Cross also provides assistance for people affected by emergencies and disasters. Trained staff and volunteers identify those who need counselling & support and provide basic necessities, care and comfort.

First Aid Training

Public courses for First Aid training are available in  Katherine. For all bookings please call 1300 367 428.

Good Start Break

Provides projects that support acfast Clubcess to nutritious food for vulnerable people. Material aid in the form of breakfast is provided at primary schools and secondary schools to ensure children in need receive a good breakfast before study.

Opportunity Shops

Provide financial support to the agency through the sale of second-hand clothing, furniture, household goods & bric-a-brac, all at affordable prices.

Personal Helpers & Mentors Program (PHaMs)

PHaMs works to increase opportunities for recovery in adults and young people 16 years old or over who have severe functional limitations as a result of severe mental illness.

The program is a home-based outreach support service that assists people with gaining access to appropriate & timely support services, development of personal capacity & self reliance and increased community participation.

Telecross

A telephone support service through which volunteers provide contact with people who are isolated because they are aged, frail or have disabilities or other restrictions. Trained volunteers telephone people in their homes at a pre-arranged time each day to check on their wellbeing. If there is no answer after several attempts, appropriate action is taken.

Place Based

Community Development Work in seven locations, with Community Development Officers and Cultural Support Workers assisting the communities to develop solutions and programs that are best for each community. Red Cross is working in Darwin, Galiwinku, Katherine, Daly River, Alice Springs, Tennant Creek and Tiwi Islands.

Save a Mate Our Way (SAM Our Way)

A Youth focused program with a focus on alcohol and other drugs.

Register of Adult Support Persons (RASP)

A youth justice program of volunteers providing support to young people who are being interviewed by police.

Kalano Flexible Care

A 16 bed hostel to cater particularly for the Kalano Community in Katherine.

After-School Care

After-school care is available for local indigenous primary school and secondary-school children.

Centrelink

Provides Centrelink services for the local indigenous community.

 

Community Development Employment Program(CDP)

Provides unemployed indigenous adults and young people 15 years old or over with employment placement and skillsacquisition including accredited training and links toapprenticeships and traineeships.

Employment projects and activities are chosen by localindigenous communities or distinct groups of indigenouspeople within a community.

The training wage received by participants is equivalent to the appropriate unemployment benefit.

 

Creche

Provides child care for local indigenous infants and preschool children.

 

Delivered Meals (HACC) (Meals on Wheels)

Three meals a day are delivered at low cost to those who would otherwise be nutritionally at risk, including the frail aged and people with disabilities. The service particularly assists indigenous families.

 

Home Care Services (HACC)

Home Care services are available for frail elderly, incapacitated or ill residents and those with disabilities to help with household duties including cleaning, laundry, meal preparation, wood collection and shopping. The service particularly assists indigenous people.

 

School Nutrition Program

A nutritious breakfast and lunch are provided for localindigenous primary-school and secondary-school children.

Aged Care Services

Provides aged care services. The service particularly assists Aboriginal elders.

 

Child Care

Child care is provided to assist families of infants and preschool children.

Community Aged Care Packages (CACP)

A support service for frail Aboriginal elders who require a range of care services in their own housing. Care provision is developed and monitored through case management to ensure support for those at risk of admission to residential care.

 

Community Development Employment Program(CDEP)

The program provides unemployed indigenous adults and young people 15 years old or over with employment placement and skills acquisition including accredited training and links to apprenticeships and traineeships. Employment projects and activities are chosen by local indigenous communities or distinct groups of indigenous people within a community. The training wage received by participants is equivalent to the appropriate unemployment benefit.

 

Construction Workshop

A housing maintenance workshop that also provides training for local indigenous people who wish to become employed as labourers.

Disability Services

Provides support and assistance for Aboriginal people withdisabilities.

 

Home Makers’ Centre

The Home Makers’ Centre is provided for local Aboriginalfamilies and individuals.

 

Julalikari Remote Employment Service (JRES)

The program provides referral to skills training for indigenous adults and young people 15 years old or over who are living in remote indigenous communities and seeking work or require additional skills to carry out their jobs.

 

Land Management Unit

The unit propagates plants in the Kargaru nursery for supply to people in remote indigenous communities and for sale to residents of Tennant Creek.

The Land Management Unit also provides training for CDEP participants as well as weed-control services for remote indigenous communities and outstations.

 

Mapu Alliance

Earth-moving machinery is available for hire.

 

Night Patrol

Night Patrol, together with local police, provide a culturallyaware program that works to prevent incidents of violence in the town.

Support Services (HACC)

Support services available for Aboriginal people who are frail aged, ill or have disabilities include a home & community care (HACC) program, a home-maker’s program, respite care and supported accommodation.

 

Training & Employment Services

The program provides skills training for indigenous adults and young people 15 years old or over who are seeking work or require further skills to carry out their role.

 

Youth Development Program

A drop-in centre providing sporting, recreational & educational activities for young people in the local community. Educational workshops include topics such as alcohol & drugs, health and families. The program also runs a residential program for children and young people 10 to 18 years old where they attend school then stay in safe-house accommodation overnight.

A diversion program is also available where young offenders perform their community service with the centre.

Aboriginal Medical Service (AMS)

General medical services are provided for Aboriginal families and singles.

Counselling

Emotional & social wellbeing counselling and support areoffered for those affected as a result of the stolen generations. General counselling is available for families and individuals and may deal with stress, trauma, anxiety, depression, postnatal depression, loss & grief, relationship difficulties, sexuality and domestic violence.Women’s groups are also available.

 

Infant & Child Health Screening

Screening and monitoring of health for infants and childrenunder five years old is provided as well as advice about health concerns for parents with children in this age group.The service particularly assists indigenous families.

 

Men’s Clinic

A men’s health clinic, with referrals as necessary.The Clinic focuses on the early detection and treatment ofchronic diseases. The service particularly assists indigenous males.

Mobile Clinic

A mobile clinic offers health services for the frail aged, the ill and those who have disabilities and are unable to attend the Health Service and for those who do not have transport. The service particularly assists indigenous people.

 

Sexual Health

A sexual health clinic for the indigenous community, includes testing, counselling and medical treatment for HIV/AIDS and other sexually transmissible infections.

Social & Emotional Well-Being

A social and emotional wellbeing worker is available to provide support for members of the indigenous community who have mental health problems or emotional difficulties.

 

Specialist Clinical Services

Specialist allied health & medical services include audiology, paediatrics, ear, nose and throat (ENT), treatment for diabetes and asthma, podiatry and colonoscopy. Specialist medical physicians are also available.

Well Women’s Clinic

A women’s health clinic, with referrals as necessary, offering family planning & fertility advice, pregnancy testing & advice, Pap smears, breast examination and rubella immunisation. The Clinic also focuses on the early detection and treatment of chronic diseases.

The service particularly assists indigenous females.

Youth Services

Youth services include activities, counselling and support for children and young people. Counselling may deal with stress, trauma, anxiety, depression, postnatal depression, loss & grief, relationship difficulties, sexuality and domestic violence.

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Laynhapuy Homelands Aboriginal Corporation’s mission is to support the Yolngu members of the Laynhapuy homeland communities serviced by the Corporation through programs that deliver:

  • Maintenance and protection of country and culture
  • Employment, training and economic development opportunities
  • Good standard of communication and infrastructure in homelands
  • Good health, social welfare, community development and educational outcomes

 

Aged Care Facility: High-Level-Care

High-level-care accommodation, registered by the Commonwealth, for indigenous elders requiring nursing care.

Aged Care Facility: Low-Level-Care

Low-level-care accommodation, registered by the Commonwealth, for indigenous elders capable of independent living with minimal support.

Independent Cabins

Self-contained accommodation is available for indigenouselders capable of independent living.

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Carers NT is A Not-for-profit organisation dedicated to improving the lives of carers in the Northern Territory.

Carers are people who provide unpaid care & support to family & friends living with disability, chronic or terminal illness, mental illness, drug or alcohol issues or someone who is frail and aged.

Carers NT is inclusive of all carers and the people they care for, no matter their age, background, ethnicity, religious beliefs or sexual orientation.

Our vision is to have a community in which carers are recognised and valued as a significant asset in which they have access to timely and appropriate services.

We do this by promoting awareness of carers with government funders and the broader community and by giving carers and the person they care for access to services like respite, counselling, music therapy, volunteer support, peer support, advice and information, education and advocacy.

The mental health team at Carers NT offers education and training resources and skills for carers to help them sustain their caring role.  We do this by facilitating Accredited Mental Health, Suicide Prevention and Self-Destructive Behaviour workshops which enables carers to identify signs of an impending mental health issue or crisis and provides the tools to assist in increasing the carer’s awareness in mental health, suicide prevention and behavioural issues.

These services help carers build their own capacity and ease some of the pressure for them and their families.

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Computer Support

We help seniors, people with disabilities and others improve their skills and enjoyment of home computer and communications technologies. Monthly meetings are held at the Casuarina Library on the first Saturday of each month (except January) at 2.00pm.

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Relationships Australia NT provides counselling, reunion mediation, records searching, family tracing, information and events to people affected by past forced adoptions policies and practices in Australia between the 1940s and 70s.

We understand that issues around forced adoption may be hard to share and difficult to understand. Our experienced staff are respectful of people’s differing choices and options, and we acknowledge and value the diverse experiences of those affected.

 

More Information: https://nt.relationships.org.au/help_with/forced-adoption-support-services/

It’s still business as usual for us, although we’ve closed our offices to limit the spread of COVID-19. Appointments will be available via phone and video only.

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ParaQuad NT is a division of ParaQuad NSW and exists to “support people of all ages with spinal cord injury or other similar related health conditions to achieve their choices in life”

BrightSky Australia is a one-stop-shop for specialist healthcare products which can help maintain health and independence;

  • Continence products – disposable pads, pants and all-in-ones, catheters, drainage bags and accessories
  • Bowel management products
  • Wound care dressings and skin care products
  • Nutritional supplements, vitamins and enteral feeds
  • Respiratory products

Regardless of eligibility to the NDIS, ParaQuad NT is here to support anybody with spinal cord injury or like conditions to achieve their life goals.

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Migration Support Services

As part of the world-wide Red Cross tracing network, Red Cross tracing in the Northern Territory re-establishes contact between relatives separated as a result of war, conflict or international disaster. Various free-of-charge services are offered, including tracing, the Red Cross message service, family reunion, health & welfare reports and related services. Support is provided to people seeking asylum and living in the Northern Territory while they are awaiting determination of a claim for protection.

Emergency relief is available for any migrant experiencing a crisis, in the form of casework, limited financial assistance and in-kind support. Red Cross provides support and assistance to people who have been trafficked, or who have experienced forced marriage, through the Support to Trafficked People Program. Red Cross also conducts monitoring visits to immigration detention centres in Australia and offshore.

Communities for Children Program

Enables the establishment of community committees in both Palmerston and Tiwi Islands. The committees then allocate funding to a number of local programs to support families and children.

Disaster Response

Operation of the National Registration & Inquiry System

(NRIS) allows concerned relatives to track family members who find themselves caught up in disasters. Australian Red Cross also provides assistance for people affected by emergencies and disasters. Trained staff and volunteers identify those who need counselling & support and provide basic necessities, care and comfort.

First Aid Training

Public courses for First Aid training are available in Alice Springs. For all bookings please call 1300 367 428.

Place Based

Community Development Work in seven locations, with Community Development Officers and Cultural Support Workers assisting the communities to develop solutions and programs that are best for each community. Red Cross is working in Darwin, Galiwinku, Katherine, Daly River, Alice Springs, Tennant Creek and Tiwi Islands.

 

 

 

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Calvary Community Care provides home care services to help you live an independent lifestyle in your own home.

Our services include shopping and cooking, transport and outings, respite care, hospital to home, credentialed and nursing services, home maintenance, personal care, 24 hour and overnight care, 24 hour personal alarms and domestic assistance. We also provide innovative services such as Pet assistance Welfare Services (PAWS), Flying Solo program and the Holiday Help program.

 

Calvary Community Care is a provider of:

  • Home Care Packages Levels 1-4
  • Community Home Support Programs
  • Veterans Home Care
  • Disability in Home Support, and
  • Individual Support Programs.

 

For more details on how Calvary Community Care can offer support call 1300 66 00 22, visithttps://www.calvarycommunitycare.org.au or email ccc@calvarycare.org.au

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Calvary Community Care provides home care services to help you live an independent lifestyle in your own home.

Our services include shopping and cooking, transport and outings, respite care, hospital to home, credentialed and nursing services, home maintenance, personal care, 24 hour and overnight care, 24 hour personal alarms and domestic assistance. We also provide innovative services such as Pet assistance Welfare Services (PAWS), Flying Solo program and the Holiday Help program.

 

Calvary Community Care is a provider of:

  • Home Care Packages Levels 1-4
  • Community Home Support Programs
  • Veterans Home Care
  • Disability in Home Support, and
  • Individual Support Programs.

 

For more details on how Calvary Community Care can offer support call 1300 66 00 22, visithttps://www.calvarycommunitycare.org.au or email ccc@calvarycare.org.au

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Relationships Australia NT can provide specialist counselling, records searching, family tracing, information and events to Forgotten Australians and Former Child Migrants.

Forgotten Australians refers to children who grew up in orphanages, foster care, children’s homes or other institutions in Australia from the 1920’s to the 1980’s. Former Child Migrants refers to children who were deported from the United Kingdom, often without their families’ knowledge or consent.

More information can be found at https://nt.relationships.org.au/help_with/find-and-connect-support-services/

It’s still business as usual for us, although we’ve closed our offices to limit the spread of COVID-19. Appointments will be available via phone and video only.

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Larrakia Nation Aboriginal Corporation (LNAC) is a large, progressive and professional Aboriginal organisation with a dual purpose: It is the representative organisation for the Larrakia people, the traditional owners of Darwin and is also a major service provider for Aboriginal people in the region.

LNAC is a dynamic, membership-based organisation, and a major Aboriginal service delivery and business development organisation in the areas of:

  • community services
  • homelessness support
  • land and sea monitoring
  • management and arts, culture and knowledge.
Aged & Disability Support Services

Larrakia Nation Aged Care Service is an approved provider of Aged Care Services for the Commonwealth Department of Health.  Our primary focus is to assist our clients in living stronger, living longer. We do this by focusing on working with individuals and their strengths, capacity and goals to enable them to remain living independently and safely in their home.

Tenancy Support

Provides life-skills training for tenants in areas such as budgeting, money & debt management, renters’ rights & responsibilities and household safety to enable them to retain tenancies and maintain healthy places to live.

Return to Country (RTC)

Provides information, referral, proof of identification documents, and return-to-country flights for indigenous people returning to their communities.

The office also finds short-term accommodation for indigenous people who are living in or visiting Darwin.

Health Engagement & Assistance in the Long Grass (HEAL) Program

Provides practical support for homeless and houseless indigenous people in order to improve their health and wellbeing. Programs include Grass Buddies and Arts in the Grass.

Larrakia Assist & Night Patrol

Our Night Patrol service runs three vehicles, seven nights a week, looking after Aboriginal people in Darwin and Palmerston. We provide early intervention to remove people from danger and keep them safe. We resolve disputes using culture and mediation.

Larrakia Outreach & Transport Service

An outreach intervention, prevention and transport service for indigenous people who are homeless, itinerant or living in the long grass. Transport is provided to enable people to attend medical appointments, Centrelink offices, other welfare services and the airstrip for return-to-country flights.

Youth Patrol

Our Youth Patrol is a new initiative funded in Night Patrol. Operating a bus with the same times and contact number as Night Patrol, we take young people home so they get to bed to be ready for school the next day. We work closely with local youth centres to deliver this service and we encourage any young people needing transport home at night to call us on 1800 101 645

Larrakia Rangers

Provide conservation and land management services including erosion control, feral animal & weed control, board walk construction, turtle rescue, fencing, marine surveys and water quality testing.

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